Jaquet Droz unites the celestial splendour of the heavens and the natural glories of the Southern Hemisphere in the Date Astrale. The dial also strikes a fine balance between the simplicity of a starry night and the magic of Polynesian paradise, thanks to the understated interaction between the sparkle of diamonds and the shimmering moiré of mother-of-pearl.
The Date Astrale is an exceptional timepiece with contemporary look, superior design and the excellence of its mechanical performance. A poetic icon, the dial is traversed by a diamond indicating the date, which, once a month at midnight, returns to its original starting position. Following its trajectory, the diamond scintillates majestically like a shooting star tracing a path through the infinity of space.
Presenting sophisticated lines, the dial is a study in equilibrium: the off-centered subdial at 2 o’clock perfectly counter-balances the curve of the retrograde date indicator. The watch face is illuminated by the iridescent beauty of mother-of-pearl and the radiance of diamonds, mounted on the horns and bezel.
There are two versions of the Date Astrale, each available in a Numerus Clausus of 8. One can opt for a black mother-of-pearl dial coordinated with a rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap, or for a white mother-of-pearl dial with a rolled-edge handmade white alligator leather strap.
Numerus Clausus of 8
Jaquet Droz 2650R, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h
Off-centered hours and minutes
Retrograding date with a diamond
18-carat white gold, set with 244 diamonds (1.83 carats), diameter Ø 39 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet
Black or white mother-of-pearl from Polynesia
Hands: White gold or blued steel
Rolled-edge handmade black or white alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold ardillon
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G